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China: A New History, Second Enlarged Edition by John King Fairbank
Trust and Rule (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) by Charles Tilly
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About meI have a masters in math and I have mainly been a math teacher, statistician, software developer, and managing editor at a small medical journal. In my retirement I am now a beginner economic historian. My one product so far has been a thirty minute talk on world economic history of the past 800 years.
About my libraryMy catalog includes books I have read, that I now have, and that I want to read.
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Favorite authorsHoward Aldrich, Walter L. Arnstein, Robert Axelrod, Barrington J. Bayley, Jerry H. Bentley, T. C. W. Blanning, Maggie Boden, Kenneth E. Boulding, Robert Brenner, John Brockman, Damien Broderick, John le Carré, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Andy Clark, Randall Collins, David Corn, R. Denemark, Daniel C. Dennett, Karl W. Deutsch, Freeman Dyson, Barry Eichengreen, M. I. Finley, Heinz von Foerster, M. A. Foster, Andre Gunder Frank, John W. Garver, Clifford Geertz, Anthony Giddens, Bartholomew Gill, Barry K. Gills, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Ramachandra Guha, Jürgen Habermas, Irfan Habib, Cyril Hare, Francis Heylighen, Edward D. Hoch, Geoffrey Holmes, Alf Hornborg, H. Stuart Hughes, Michael Isikoff, Eric Janszen, E. L. Jones, H. R. F. Keating, Paul Kennedy, Charles P. Kindleberger, George Lichtheim, John D. MacDonald, Michael Mann, Bruce Mazlish, William H. McNeill, George Modelski, Joel Mokyr, Michael Murray, Michael Murray, John Newman, Douglass C. North, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Geoffrey Parker, John P. Powelson, Anatol Rapoport, Thomas E. Ricks, Richard Rorty, M. Rostovtzeff, Murray N. Rothbard, Stephen K. Sanderson, Gene Sharp, Ben Shneiderman, Georges Simenon, Gillian Slovo, W. Thompson, Thucydides, Charles Tilly, Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Jerome Tuccille, Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Paul U. Unschuld, Gore Vidal, Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein, Max Weber, David Weinberger, Tim Weiner, Chris Wickham, Charles Wilson, Edmund Wilson (Shared favorites)
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Real nameJohn Claydon
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Member sinceJan 26, 2007
Currently readingThe Great Powers and the European States System, 1815-1914 by F.R. Bridge
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